State Parks

On the Oregon Coast, many of the beaches are state parks and our area is no exception. Along the 8 mile Cape Arago Loop in Charleston you’ll find a trifecta of State Parks including Oregon Coast’s crown jewel, Shore Acres State Park, Sunset Bay State Park and Cape Arago State Park. If you head inland, you’ll find Golden and Silver Falls, a hidden gem in the dense coastal forests. Hidden trails wind through all our state parks providing opportunities for hiking, sightseeing, photography and wildlife viewing.

Trip Ideas


San Francisco to the Oregon Coast to Lake Tahoe in 18 days

If you’ve never been to the West Coast and want to take in as much as possible, here’s a 3 week itinerary that takes you from San Francisco to the Oregon Coast to Lake Tahoe. Follow every day or pick out your favorites!


Explore the Cape Arago Beach Loop

With so much to explore along the Southern Oregon Coast, we felt the need to create a series of itineraries to help Oregon Coast visitors make the most of their time here. Come explore Cape Arago Beach Loop and much more!


Suki’s Chowder Bounty Itinerary

Early in 2011, we hosted our Chowder Bounty Travel Correspondent winner for a weekend of fun. Her job was to show up, have a great time, and share her experience. We hope her trip will inspire you to find your adventure here!